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Our Probate Process
When assets are transferred to the people who will inherit the property, you’re going through probate. If the deceased person had a will, the probate process is started by filing the will with the county court where the decedent lived.
If the deceased person did not have a will, probate is still necessary to distribute the decedent’s assets according to state law.
Our Probate Representation
Save your loved ones stress after you’ve passed by eliminating probate. Our estate planning attorneys ensure your will and other legal documents are legally binding and enforceable.
If your loved one has already passed and you’re facing the probate process, we offer comprehensive support for personal representatives, trustees, and beneficiaries for estates and trusts.
As an executor of an estate, you’ll want legal advice throughout the process. Our probate lawyers at Hightower Reff Law can help you respect your loved one’s wishes according to their will. We’ll also ensure all debts are paid and other legal matters are sorted.
If the decedent has executed a trust and properly funded it, you can avoid filing a probate case in county court. The trustee will work with the personal representative to administer your estate in the event of your death. This allows for a more expeditious distribution of the trust estate, without all the built-in delays of the probate process.
our probate attorneys at Hightower Reff Law
We’ll give legal advice and expert guidance as you navigate the probate process. Our experienced staff are uniquely equipped to handle your situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does probate take?
In Nebraska, the probate process typically lasts between six and nine months. However, there is no set amount of time.
How can I avoid probate?
Probate can be avoided by setting up a trust, naming beneficiaries on your accounts, or holding property jointly.
What happens in probate court?
Your personal representative works with the probate court to make sure your debts are paid and your assets are distributed to the correct people.
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